Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences Thursday had the grand unveiling of its Indigenous Species Tile Wall. The Wall was a culmination of work and funding by the CSAS Parent Volunteers, Cornerstone Community Bank, the City of Chattanooga, and mark making. The project took two years according to Frances McDonald founder of Mark making.
The children were asked to pretend they are birds flying over the Chattanooga landscape and are seeing a bug they want to eat or a blade of grass they want in their nest.
Students ages 5 through 12 participated in the project. The project was a long time getting started actually beginning in 2009 with the last tile was fired two weeks before the wall was installed.
The tall is located in the back of the school. Mark Making is a non-profit organization founded in 2008. It is funded by grants from local foundations, art and civic agencies and private donors. To learn more about mark making go online to markmaking.org or go to mark making on Facebook.